By Mark Kanz
There’s little doubt that this week’s Farm Technology Days event will be a huge boost to tourism in Kewaunee County, but the economic impact will be felt throughout Northeastern Wisconsin. Brenda Krainik, director of marketing and communications for the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau says her organization expects 12,000 room nights to be attributed to Farm Technology Days.
With only a few hundred hotel rooms and another couple hundred campsites in Kewaunee County, visitors are looking for lodging in other directions. Krainik’s estimate of $6.3 million is just for lodging. Additional impact will be felt by gas stations, restaurants, and other entertainment venues. She says the total impact for a home Packers game is just short of $14 million combined. Krainik’s staff will go right from the women’s golf tournament in Green Bay to Farm Technology Days to provide assistance on-site for visitors.